The WMMC Foundation has launched its most extensive capital campaign to raise $1 million to bring innovative Interventional Radiology (IR) to our community, elevating the care we provide in three fundamental areas: cancer, stroke, and cardiovascular care.

Donate to the 2023 Capital Campaign

What is Interventional Radiology?

Interventional Radiology (IR) is an exciting and growing medical specialty that enables doctors to perform surgical procedures to diagnose, treat and cure a variety of conditions in a minimally invasive way. IR uses a combination of catheter-based procedures and imaging technology, such as ultrasound and digital X-ray, to diagnose and treat disease. It focuses on blood vessels and the lymphatic system and can treat a wide range of conditions from cancer to infertility.

According to United Nations population estimates, 16% of the world’s population will be older than 65 by 2050, pointing to a rising need for safer, more efficient, and less expensive medical procedures. Most IR treatments are alternatives to procedures that once required open surgery.

IR Applications

From a single incision, interventional technologists and radiologists can work together to:

  • Find and stop internal bleeding
  • Locate and treat uterine fibroids
  • Remove blockages (biliary drainage)
  • Unblock blood vessels and arteries (angioplasty)
  • Eliminate tumors (thermoablation)
Benefits for Patients

Benefits of interventional radiology for patients compared to traditional surgery include:

  • Increased effectiveness
  • Reduced risks
  • Outpatient vs. inpatient Stay
  • Lower costs
  • Less pain
  • Quicker recovery times
Capital Campaign Highlights

By supporting the 2023 Capital Campaign, donors will help bring the following to the community:

  • A State-of the-art CT machine – A new CT machine with the latest imaging technology and IR components.
  • Hospital renovations – To accommodate this new machine, the current Endocrinology (Endo) Clinic will be moving to the first floor in a new, remodeled space that will offer the ability to expand and ultimately increase patient satisfaction with its prime location. By moving the Endo clinic, the new CT machine will be located perfectly between the Emergency Room and Diagnostic Imaging department.
  • Jobs and revenue – This campaign will generate both new job opportunities at WMMC and revenue for the medical center.


Donate to the 2023 Capital Campaign